Downhole Directional Drilling Tools: Equipment Spotlight

March 2013, Vol. 68 No. 3
Hunting Trenchless drill pipe.

Melfred Borzall
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Designed for Melfred Borzall blades, the Quick-Swivel saves valuable time when boring through tough soil conditions. Made from the same quality components as the 5-ton ValuDUB swivel, the Quick-Swivel allows direct pull-backs without removing the drill head. The Quick-Swivel quickly bolts to the blade and stays in line with the rotation of the drill head, and works with Borzall’s Excalibur, Ultra Bit 3, Steep Taper Ultra Bit 3 and Bear Claw bits. 800.833.1252, melfredborzall.com

Horizontal Technology

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The Horizontal Technology five cutter RockReamer is available for sizes of 24 inch and 30 inch with MT or TCI cutters selections. The new tool utilizes HTI’s latest bearing technology and is much stronger than the standard split bit reamer. Cutters can be replaced and the body reused. 888.556.5511, horizontaltech.com

INROCK
INROCK’S new patent pending XTR-S Extreme Reamer features a proprietary, field interchangeable cutter design allowing drillers to easily change cutters – both tungsten carbide insert (TCI) and milled tooth (MT) – on a job site in minutes, without any welding. XTR-S cutters (TCI, MT) are manufactured by INROCK. XTR-S removes all costs associated with old, welded design split bit reamers, such as freight to a weld repair facility, weld repair time and cost or new body costs with each split bit reamer purchase and the need to actually have tow reamers of the same type to avoid costly downtime. 713.690.5600, inrock.com

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Ballantine’s new Hurricane Xtreme taper pilot bit is made of a unique forged one-piece conical carbide cutting edge. This taper bit fits most all Ditch Witch and Vermeer HDD machines. Each carbide tooth has a 15-degree offset for excellent steering and ware capabilities and the carbidic hard-facing weld material maximizes bit life. 800.328.2424, ballantineinc.com